Jun 13, 2024  
College Catalog 2016-2017 
    
College Catalog 2016-2017 ARCHIVED CATALOG

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SOC 242 - Crime, Justice, and Rebellion


This course will teach the sociological analysis of criminal behavior in relation to social structure and the criminalization process. The class will situate crime, whether in the form of adult offending, delinquency, or white collar crime in relation to the family, peer groups, community, and institutional structures. Inequalities and differences along the lines of race/ethnicity, class, and gender will be a major focus. In addition the course will study the different components of the criminal justice system including the emergence and interpretation of criminal laws, the contemporary roles and functions of the police, criminal courts and correctional institutions. The class will finally examine how populations counteract and resist social control efforts.

3 credits



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